Check the mail for this week’s #BookFaceFriday!
Here at the Library Commission, we think there’s nothing better than reading a great book and then getting to talk all about it! It’s the center of our annual student writing competition Nebraska Letters About Literature! We partner with the Nebraska Center for the Book to bring this reading and writing contest to students in grades 4-12 all across Nebraska. The idea is simple, we ask students to write a personal letter to an author, explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves. That’s it! Read, be inspired, and write back! The competition is open Nov.1 – Dec. 31, all contest information and the submission form can be found at centerforthebook.nebraska.gov/programs/LAL.html. Who knows, “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake (Berkley Books, 2011) might just be one of those books that can change the way you think about the world!
“Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again. The Postmistress is one of those rare books. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. Sarah Blake seamlessly moves from inside one character to another, in a novel that reminds us of a time when the news traveled from post to paper to radio and that is how we learned about the world. The Postmistress made me homesick for a time before I was even born. What’s remarkable, however, is how relevant the story is to our present-day times. A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel that I’m telling everyone I know to read.”—Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help
This novel is available in eBook and Audiobook format through Nebraska OverDrive. 173 libraries across the state share the Nebraska OverDrive collection of 17,165 audiobooks and 28,972 eBooks. As an added bonus it includes 130 podcasts that are always available with simultaneous use (SU), as well as SU ebooks and audiobook titles that publishers have made available for a limited time. If you’re a part of it, let your users know about this great title, and if you’re not a member yet, find more information about participating in Nebraska Overdrive Libraries!